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From a corporate employee to MUA, here’s how trendsetter Manveen Kaur built MBM Makeup Studio

400k Instagram followers! Sunne mein bohot acha lagta hai, par iske piche ki mehnat dekhna itna asan nahi! Jahan har koi blue tick ke piche bhagta hai, wahin MBM Makeup Studio ki star Manveen Kaur sirf mehnat aur lagan ke piche rehti hai. What you now see as a three-floor makeover studio & makeup academy was once a single room in Manveen’s home! While her OOTD Insta stories bespeak volumes about her physical beauty, we are here to tell you more about her beautiful soul! Let’s read Manveen’s journey in the words of the charmer herself. 

Childhood pictures of MBM Makeup Studio's queen Manveen Kaur. Story by The Winged Women

In my early childhood, I was one of the most bubbly girls you’d ever meet. As per my parents, I was this cute child who could be easily kidnapped because I didn’t shy away from going to someone. If you ask my mum, she’d tell you I was an active child, always up for co-curricular activities and studies until Class 8. 

One incident that disturbed my ever-nice childhood memories was my grandmother’s death. She was the backbone of our house, and losing her was emotionally damaging for me. Until about an year later, maa couldn’t pay much attention to my studies. Par kehte hai na, waqt ke sath har zakhm bhar jata hai… slowly and gradually, we got back on track.

I finished schooling to pursue B.Com honors from Delhi University’s Kalindi College. Being an enthusiastic personality, I didn’t want just one degree. Maa and paa were concerned if I could manage two degrees simultaneously, but I convinced them and started pursuing software engineering at NIIT University.

Makeup artist Manveen Kaur's journey to success. Inspiring story by The Winged Women

My friends and family used to confide in me because they found me to be a good counselor. This personality trait led me to my first job during my first year at NIIT. I worked as a student counselor, and it felt calming to help people.

Ever since my childhood, I wanted to work for a big MNC. “Mujhe cab mein beth kar bade office jana hai mummy,” was my favorite rant after college. I started my job preparation & was hired in the first interview itself. My company sent me to London for training. Even now, my thirst for knowledge wasn’t satiated! Mujhe aur padhna tha aur maa ki phir wohi tension thi ki meri bachi job aur padhai eksath kaise kregi. Taking MBA classes on weekends and managing the job on weekdays was challenging and exhausting! But I’ve never run away from hard work. I worked for esteemed organizations like American Express, AON Hewitt, and Hays Business Solutions throughout my corporate career. 

Soon, mom and dad started searching for a suitable groom for me, and there came Mr. Meharban Singh! The man who changed my life completely! His was the first rishta we found to be a good match on Great family and the best guy! While I was hesitant to get married, I really couldn’t spot anything to refuse Mehar’s proposal. October 4, 2014 was the memorable day when I made the easiest life decision! I married Mehar, my man!

Mother and father of MBM Makeup Studio posing on their wedding day.

My responsibilities doubled up after marriage. I had to start working a 4 am shift at American Express soon. While Mehar was supportive, the four-hour travel journey to Gurgaon was quite hectic.

Mehar spent hours at his robotics science institute, and I was too busy handling my corporate career. He couldn’t see me working for some corporate. So, he started convincing me to quit my job and build something of our own.

“Tu makeup krna seekhle,” – these words by Mehar sounded like a joke to me! His determination led to heated arguments between us, but he finally convinced me to put resignation.

This was just the beginning!

We did a lot of research and finalized to step into the makeup industry! My whole family was shocked by the decision to start MBM Makeup Studio. Many said leaving seven years of a corporate career and starting over again is wrong, but Meharban Singh was adamant and fixated on his thought of starting something of our own.

MUA Manveen Kaur's visit to London before starting MBM Makeup Studio
in Delhi.

I went to London to pursue a professional makeup course. Ek naye sheher mein nayi Manveen dhundhne gai thi main… When I returned, we converted one room in our home into a makeup studio. Mehar also shut his business to build our dream ‘MBM Makeup Studio.’ I didn’t get many brides then, but I continued working diligently. After a few months, we added another room to our home studio. 

Waheguru ki meher aur maa ke pyar se clients badhte gaye! We felt a lack of space and rented a spot in Pitampura to expand further.

While we were set to inaugurate our dream studio, Mehar’s mom left for the heavenly abode. I still remember she was the most excited to see our new studio, but sadly she couldn’t see it!! Her death was a huge blow, and the studio was never inaugurated properly because of this episode. We still wanted her to be a part of our big day, so we took her ashes to the studio and kept them in the boss’ chair while we prayed for her blessings. 

We had teary eyes and heavy hearts, but we were also determined to make maa proud of her son and daughter-in-law. We started working, and surprisingly, we were always fully booked! Wo MBM Makeup Studio, jo hamara sapna tha, ab bohot sari brides ke sapne pura kar raha tha! Dolling up a girl for her wedding day is the same as making her childhood dream come true!

Covid-19 was really tough for MBM Makeup Studio. We had salaries and rent to pay while earnings were zero! At that time, I got many queries from outstation students who wanted to learn makeup. Mehar and I wanted to do something for these women. So I started pursuing a professional makeup trainer’s course to empower more women and girls by giving them a platform to learn makeup.

MBM Makeovers' star Manveen Kaur posing with her academy students.

I spent the entire pandemic honing my makeup teaching skills. The goal wasn’t just to impart knowledge. It was to make the course more accessible to people outside Delhi. We rented another building so that outstation MBM students can stay comfortably while focusing on becoming great makeup artists. 

We’ve recently added a new floor in MBM Makeup Studio, which caters to grooms and has a multi-branded shop, more state-of-the-art classrooms, and a brand new Nails Academy.

Manveen Kaur, the trendsetter who started MBM Makeup Studio.

While the journey was challenging and turbulent, I am proud of every part of it. I am what I am because of God, my parents, Mehar, and my hard work. 

This was Makeovers by Manveen’s star – Manveen Kaur! The trendsetter who has shaken the makeup industry. She is now a household name who has touched many hearts with her OOTD and skincare stories. Did you enjoy reading her story? Don’t forget to follow our Instagram page; another surprise is coming for you!! 

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41 thoughts on “From a corporate employee to MUA, here’s how trendsetter Manveen Kaur built MBM Makeup Studio

  1. She deserves everything in this world..she is amazing..down to earth and really hard working. We all can say that we are proud of her and waheguru g hamesha meher bnai rakhe????
    And honestly u gt a gem husband ❤️

    1. Truly inspiring story ma’am, now i realised you also have gone ups and downs still you are too much raw, I also must say that Sir ji is your actual soulmate cum strong piller.
      Thank you so much ma’am for inspiring with this authentic huge motivation.

    2. From last one month I hv just heard about her from my cousin and started follow her ..I watched her reels daily without missed ..And got so much knowledge about the skincare ..I hv ordered so many products according to my skin tone ..thanks to her for given us so much knowledge everyday ????????love her hardwork ????

  2. It’s all about to Mahar sir ????….. jinhonne aapko convince kra or apko out of the platform kaam seekhne or usey aage Persue krne m approach kiya….. 3 cheers for MBM
    hip hip hurrey
    Hip hip hurrey
    Hip hip hurrey
    ???? all the best MBM ????

  3. Wow! Amazed reading her story, I am the biggest fan of Mehar sir rather than Manveen ma’am now…. True inspiration to other mens’ out there in our society…. Hats off to u Mehar sir! And kudos to u Manveen Ma’am, the perfects deserve the bestest! Feels more proud, because we are surds…. Always unique! Gbu both! Wish u the most highest peak of success ahead….???????? Wish to meet u both soon…. ❤️❤️ Love to both! ????????

  4. Loved your story mam…and hats off to your couarage to start something new at that age with all other responsibilities..( ofcrs the major credits goes to sir to encourage you) …god bless both of you….and the MBM family (we all are included with you now)

  5. She is beautiful lady inside and us lot of courage. i started my skin care after seen her and listen to her knowledge.never known that she also struggled a of luck to both of them always

  6. I am big fan of Manveen..She deserves everything..But the very strong piller of mbm is Meher Veer ji.. Hats of you… Agar aap incorrej nahin karte manveen Ji ko To hamen itni acchi makeup artist nahin mil paati…. Thanks.♥️♥️….keep Shining Mbm…????????

  7. That’s amazing n so inspiring ❤️❤️hats off to Manveen Mam n Mehar Sir????????. Aaj aap dono k liye respect or b badh gyi. Keep it up both of you ❤️❤️lots n lots of love n wishes ????????????

  8. I just love her… Mene apni skin care unko dekh kar he start ki thi.. Aaj dhire dhire muje result mil Raha he.. all thanks to that magical lady Manveen mem.@mbm makeup studio. Love u mem… Mene abhi se meri beti ko bola he ki ek din tuje vaha Jana he makeup Sikhne…. Love u mem????????

    1. The Winged Women is in awe of this comment. Juli aap apni beti ko abhi se tyar kr rahe ho. yehi example hai ki manveen ma’am kitne bade inspiring personality hai. Thanks for reading her story here.

      1. Mem me aapko kab se insta par msg karti hu plz muje reply Karo plz tag me… Plz plz plz mem. Muje aapko bahot bate batani he mem plzzzzzzz@ mbm makeup studio. My I’d is @ mannshah.krish .. my name is juli.plz mem

  9. Apki Story bohut inspiring h ….Hats off to you Mam & Sir both….you deserve millions of happiness….Bless You with the Best Mam & Sir….

  10. Wow lovely and true story of Manveen Mam. Mam you are the inspiration for me. You are the best and down to earth person I have ever seen. Very bubbly and lovable. I admire you a lot. ❤️❤️

  11. Hats off to you. You are an inspiration ✨️
    Light for all of us . Never got a chance to meet you but following you, your words & everything about is just so perfect. You are second version of Mother Teresa ???????? I mean it by heart ❤️ lots of love & blessings for you.
    May you go higher & higher

  12. Wo kehte hai na behind every successful woman there is a man and that man in your life is mehar sir who can changed your life completely by making you a best makeup artist ????????????following everyeday on skincare stories love you soo much maam????????????

  13. Uh r such an inspiration mam…So so so proud of uhh. Uh both really deserve all of this Manveen mam nd Mehar Sir..God bless uhh both ❣️❣️ keep smiling nd shining always..

  14. That’s amazing & so inspiring story…..Hats off to both of you Manveen Ji & Mehar Sir Ji. Aapki is story se bhut inspiration mili h….. Waheguru Ji aap ko hmesha chadhti kala me rkhe…..keep rising & shinning ????????????????????????

  15. Iam following Manveen Ma’am from last 3 years..Iam a silent follower of her and truly she inspires lot of people because of her we have gained so much knowledge related to skin and make up.Thank you is a small word for her but still would like to thank her for whatever she is doing for us..Love you and thank you for inspiring us ❤️❤️

  16. I m following mbm from dec 2019 and i m big fan of her total 4 time me mil chuki hu mam se and 2 time sir se and mam and sir both are true inspiration for all. Soo proud of you mam

  17. Wow….samjh nahi aa rha kahaa se shuru karu…she is a queen of hearts ???? hardworking, adorable,sweet, cute etc etc….its a long list’….but one thing definitely i say that WAHEGURU JI KI MEHAR THI ISLIYE ‘MEHARBAN NAME K MAN’ k sath rishta juda and waheguru ji meharban ho gaye……shabad bhi hai na..”meharban meharban sahib mera meharban ????” good hearts always get everything in their life ????❤️

  18. Wow….samjh nahi aa rha kahaa se shuru karu…she is a queen of hearts ???? hardworking, adorable,sweet, cute etc etc….its a long list’….but one thing definitely i say that WAHEGURU JI KI MEHAR THI ISLIYE ‘MEHARBAN NAME K MAN’ k sath rishta juda and waheguru ji meharban ho gaye……shabad bhi hai na..”meharban meharban sahib mera meharban ” good hearts always get everything in their life ❤️

  19. She is truely a gem of a person…hav’nt yet got a chance to meet her in person but if ever We meet, I feel she would be much more humble than she appears just on her stories….she guides as if she knows each and every one personally. This is the reson she is loved by all…thanks for letting us know her story so up close and personal????

  20. Magical Manveen a lady with golden heart ❤️❤️❤️ and sone pe suhaga Mehar sir….bhai jitni Marzi praise karlo in dono ki,words khatam ho jayege per feelings nahi khatam hogi.
    Inko b nahi pataa hoga ki ye dono kitno ko inspire karte hai sirf make up hi nahi inki good deeds inki good intentions in dono ka helping nature sab kuch.
    Great souls ????????MEHARVEEN????????

  21. So heart touching and inspiring story manveen mam u r such a fab woman so hardworking so calm n loving n don’t have words to explain beauty with brain n baba ji ki meher aise hi bani rahe ap pr we all luv you alot ???????????????? n many many congratulations di for 400k day…

  22. They deserve the best❤️. Their hard work is paying off. May god bless you manveen mam and meherbaan sir and may you and your academy flourish till eternity. You have helped many people achive their dreams. You are my ideal.
    – A proud ex student of MBM academy.

  23. avni gupta ( avuu_gupta)

    we all are love you ❤️ u r the person jo har kisi ki life me kaise na kaise hona chahiye chahe vo teacher sister mom ya hamari Insta ki jaan wish you all the happiness you deserve n always stay like that ❤️ mbm ❤️

  24. Truly inspiring story ma’am, now i realised you also have gone ups and downs still you are too much raw, I also must say that Sir ji is your actual soulmate cum strong piller.

    Ese hi ma’am hme motivate krte rho, stay strong, beautiful, gorgeous and bold the way you are and keep helping to glow and shine. You are our winged woman who actually applies winged liner.
    Thank you so much ma’am for inspiring with this authentic huge motivation.

  25. She is an inspiration for all of us. Manveen ma’am n maher sir is just awesome personalities ❤️❤️❤️

  26. SO touched by ur story mam…it was truly very inspiring ???????????????????????? the hardwork which u hve done is giving ur results by making u so FAMOUS, UNSTOPPABLE n i knw u still seaking more success through giving right knowledge abt everything that u hve learned from ur personal n professional experiences…❤️❤️???????? Lucky to have u as a part of my life❤️❤️..even we are touch thru insta but I have a connection with u n ur story will surely give many women chances to think n take out their inner ambition to success.❤️❤️
    N sabse badi takat ,support, trust MEHAR SIR ka aap pe????…Waheguru ji ap dono ka saath n ek dusre ka support hamesh aaise hi bna rhe ek dusre k lye ????????????????????????????
    SHOUT OUT TO MANVEEN MAM N MEHAR SIR ???????????????????? for ur decisions which lead to MBM…n making every person’s lyf easy n beautiful who are linked with u professionally or personally ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  27. vanshika sumit bateja

    manveen means (having great heart)
    nd actually she is have a great heart❤️ without any selfishness sabke liye der rt tk bhi skin care stories bnana ke log unhe dekh k motivate ho (like sbka bhala ho ) you are the one mam jise pane ki. or jisse milne ki ichaa aaj hr lady ko hai you are an inspiration for us. down to earth ho mam apki story bht motivational hogyi mere lia bhi ke kuch nai ptaa kb kya ho jaye waheguruji aise hi apko khush rukhe apka or meherban sir kaa pyaar aise hi bna rhe unka support apko or aage leke jaye. I love you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ waheguruji chardikala ch rukhn tuhanu

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